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Does anyone know how long Gaviscon Infant stays in a babies system?

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Phoenix Sun 18-Oct-09 20:07:21

We were given this for ds2 for possible reflux but i wasn't overly convinced that it made any difference to him so after 2/3wks i took him off it. Now, after just over a week, i've realised that he did seem better on the gaviscon because he is now back to how he was before the it, ie. crying during and after feeds, going rigid/arching back after a feed, not sleeping for very long at a time sad

Would it take a full week to get out of his system? And should i start him back on it?

Mummy369 Sun 18-Oct-09 22:27:26

Sorry to throw a spanner in the works - have you investigated the possibility of wind? It's just that the symptoms you describe - arching his back, going rigid, crying during and after feeds, not sleeping well..etc Very reminiscent of windy babies sad

duende Mon 19-Oct-09 13:23:04

my DS had exactly the same symptoms and in his case it was reflux.
no advice on infant gaviscon though, sorry.

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